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Jul 25, 2010 10:00am EDT
american. those talks are going nowhere, and quite frankly, the u.s. government says they do not negotiate for the release of terrorist hostages. what were the two sailors up to? driving alone first of all in kabul in one of their up-armored vehicles and ending up so far away from the capital city and their compound? that question won't be answered until probably if and when one of those sailors come back. >> nothing like interpreting some orders that could have taken them down the wrong path? is there any speculation that they could have been on some sort of assignment? >> some officials i've talked to, and my experience in ckabul and throughout afghanistan, it would be highly unusual if not impossible for one vehicle to be traveling alone without some kind of backup. all the convoys i've ever been involved in, have involved at least three vehicles. heavily armored, heavily armed, for protection. now, these two did work at various compounds, even worked at the afghan training facility which is some distance from the major compounds there inside kabul. they weren't doing that on friday, bu
CBS
Jul 18, 2010 11:30am EDT
, creative, and far less prone to panic and collapse. >> the u.s. senate this week approved a sweeping overhaul of the u.s. financial sector. the act introduces a raft of restrictions on banks to curb risk. it seals a mammoth legislative victory for president barack obama. chris dodd, democratic chairman of the senate banking committee praises the land mark reform. >> this is a major undertaking. one that is historic in its proportions that is an attempt to set in place the structure that will allow us to minimize the problems in the future. >> richard shelby, the senior republican on the banking committee thinks differently. >> it creates vast new bureaucracy with little accountability and seriously, i believe underminds the competitiveness of the american economy. >> wall street has been under a cloud of uncertainty for about three years. does the dodd, frank financial overhaul dispel that cloud? >> no, it doesn't, john. they didn't deal with too big to fail. they didn't really get the casinos out of the banks. they got an enormous number of new regulations. the thing is half th
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2010 9:00pm EDT
might remember hearing a lot about the marja operation in mid-february. intense combat lead by u.s. marines and british troops and afghan forces to be followed by what general mcchrystal called a government in a box. rolling out governance after the combat. government in a box hasn't worked out that way. it hasn't stood out by any means. security isn't established, and people siding with the afghan government there have been threatened and targeted up to and including assassination. kandahar has been portrayed in the press as the twin operation to marha. twin but bigger. the line i raerd is since marja isn't a success, at least yet, maybe ever, the same type of operation in kandahar has been delayed. that's what it seemed like at home, at least to me before i got here. here it does not seem like that. here it's clear that kandahar isn't delayed. it's well under way. they're not blowing things up in kandahar. they're doing things like opening police stations. let me show you some of that instead of trying to explain it. we flew in a blackhawk helicopter with general hodges to a base
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 5:00am EDT
reports. >>> the desperate search continues for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan. but the taliban claims their role is in all this. >>> lisa baden has a check of it's not back-to-school, it's forward to what's next with an hp netbook, samsung reality or lg cosmos for under $20 after rebate. >>> coming up on 5:10 on this monday morning. last night was active as well as the afternoon, many trees foresthill down due to wind damage. -- trees down. we had some wind gusts yesterday at 58 miles an hour, mainly centered in montgomery county, in the gaithersburg area, and towards rockville. temperatures right now are around 70 degrees. humidity will be dropping to russia to the day. piketon pager of 90 with a lot of sunshine. much cooler. -- high temperatures of 90 today. >>> new york avenue is closed in both directions between first northeast and first northwest. police are investigating an incident that happened during the storm. new york avenue will not be an option for you between first northeast and first to a west. it's complicated to report as far as traffic along bladensburg road.
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
if this country is attacked by neighboring colombia. the u.s. is the biggest buyer of a venezuelan oil. if he carries out the threat, it would be a big blow to his own country's economy. >>> wall street is looking to keep its momentum going as corporate earnings season heats up. stocks surged last week, with the dow jones adding 226 points. profits are booming at some of the nation's biggest companies, sending garrett shares higher. eight out of 10 companies have beat expectations. burger king is looking to take a bite out of mcdonald's breakfast business. it's launching a kids breakfast meals starting today that would include an egg and cheese sandwich, apple slices, apple juice, and a toy. the fest would market is currently dominated by mcdonald's. >>> leonardo dicaprio's will be held on to the top spot for the second straight week, earning another $43 million. that beat angelina jolie's new spy thriller. coming up on "good morning america", all with you like doing the job you love without leaving home? the experts show you how after your morning news. i'm rob nelson. >>> 73 degrees at on t
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2010 9:00pm EDT
. this will not stand. >> all six officers indicted today have now officially surrendered to federal authorities. the u.s. attorney in new orleans considers them all to be flight risks and is pushing to have them all detained i.e. jailed before their trial. this is huge news for new orleans. this is huge news for the nation still not yet come to terms with the aftermath of what really happened after hurricane pecial katrina. we will keep you posted as this story develops. hi, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! hi, ellen! we're going on a field trip to china! wow. [ chuckles ] when i was a kid, we -- we would just go to the -- the farm. [ cow moos ] [ laughter ] no, seriously, where are you guys going? ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! ni hao! [ female announcer ] the new classroom. see it. live it. share it. on the human network. cisco. >>> if there were an award for the hardest job in u.s. government richard holbrooke would be in the running just about every time. he right now is t
ABC
Jul 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
and russian officials are reportedly discussing plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on the report. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of the university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing yeardley love in may. the medical examiner says she was killed by a blunt force instrument to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham released surveillance video of her right to lakota. they believe she was driving the car out of the shopping center on june 27. -- her white toyota. they are not clear if she is alone in the car. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a serious car crash in charles county at washington ave at shining willow way in la plata. a deputy hit a car with a woman and two children inside. the officer suffered bond life and injuries. >>> a developing story from california where an earthquake jolted
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2010 9:00pm EDT
. the enemy in afghanistan is broadly understood to the be the taliban. they were roaded by the u.s. and the northern alliance at the beginning of the war, only to return in force. from afar the taliban are simply the bad guys. but how they affect afghan society, how to fight them, and who should fight them are subjects worth looking at from close up. which is one thing we try to do on our recent trip into the war zone. we're here at check point 710, which is between kandahar city. and we're here with a third lieutenant part of the afghan civil order police, which is partnered with u.s. forces here to run this check point. lieutenant, thank you very much for your time. >> sure. >> why did you join? >> translator: i joined to serve my country. >> was the training very good? >> translator: it's been good training. the first time he came here. good training. >> are you from southern afghanistan or somewhere else in the country? >> do you think it's good to have police from kabul, from the rest of the country? rather than local police here? >> translator: yeah, he thinks that the police
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2010 2:00pm EDT
for probably four people who were convicted in russia of spying for the u.s. four people considered high value by the u.s. that we want to get back. one unresolved question here is what happens to the minor children of these ten and i just don't know what the answer to that will be, whether they'll stay here or whether they'll go back with their parents. i don't believe that when their parents get to russia they will be under any obligation to serve any time in incarceration, it may be that the judge will simply sentence them to time served which will be what, 11 days and they will be free to leave russia. once they agree to plead guilty, it's not really they choice. >> people are very curious for a number of reasons about this, the intrigue and so on and so forth, but can you at least tell us who would be behind the rapid speed of this transfer? is it the white house? who's pushing for this to happen to quickly? >> well, i think you can say very high level in both the russia and the u.s. governments. while this is following all the rules in the justice department, in the federal courts it's m
WETA
Jul 7, 2010 6:30pm EDT
in europe, you see more value there than in investing in any u.s. companies? >> i think so. it is not to discount the united states. the united states should grow faster than europe. it is just which the values and the prices have been discounted so substantially in europe because of the problems with their banks and the potential bailouts of greece and so on, that value is presenting itself. >> susie: now, it's interesting, even though today we had a big rally, and the stock market hasn't been like this in the last couple of weeks, and investors have been so worried, pouring their money into bond funds and into u.s. treasuries, and you see the best days of bond investing are over. how long can investors count on decent returns from bonds? >> i think the best days are over. and that means, simply, the days of price appreciation in terms of bonds added to the yield, which in many cases produced double-digit types of years are over, but it doesn't mean that bonds will go down in price and that 3% to 4% to 5% yields available to investors through pimco funds and others aren't
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
people still live in tent communities. despite billions of u.s. dollars pledged, mounds of debris remain throughout the city of port- au-prince. >>> congress is back in session. democratic senators will need to get 60 votes to push through the financial overhaul bill. before the week-long independence day break, democrats did not have the votes they needed, but now at least one democrat and a handful of republicans have been won over. >>> a d.c. council is holding an emergency meeting today to find out what caused so many power outages in the heat wave last week. couzens went without power and air conditioning for days. -- thousands went without. pepco is planning to work with the council. rupp >>> bill, maryland -- rockville residents can rest easy now that a second water main repair is complete. >>> two men are in custody after a impersonating police officers. courtney robinson is reporting from langley park. >> we understand from two sources that at least one of these men worked as a security guard for a company that provides security for a bid for a station apartments, where everyth
MSNBC
Jul 19, 2010 1:00pm EDT
are killing u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> plus, what secretary clinton says about the hunt for osama bin laden, the lockerbie bomber and chelsea clinton's fast approaching wedding. good afternoon. i'm savannah guthrie in for andrea mitchell, and we'll begin with that fresh new look and size and scope of america's counterterrorism efforts, an effort that's grown so much, so fast, that it may actually be making it tougher to stop threats to the u.s. with me now nbc's justice correspondent pete williams who has been poring over this reporting coming out of the "washington post." pete, to you. what is the main headline here? what really caught your eye? >> what "the post" is saying that it's grown so fast without any careful design, just sort of adding new things on, that it's so big nobody really knows how big it is, and it's so big that there are overlapping areas where the intelligence community is doing things where other people doing those things don't necessarily know. >> it's like urban sprawl from a legislative standpoint. >> exactly. >> and they say it's nationwide. it's operating t
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
that a russian convicted of spying for the u.s. has now arrived in veania. it could be a signal that american and russian officials are preparing for the largest spy swap since the cold war. the trade would involve the u.s. giving up ten people last week accused of being russian spies in the state. pete williams joins us now from washington. pete, a lot of people are making a big deal about how fast this is all going. >> well, that is a big deal because just yesterday they were all hustled up to new york, the ten defendants. some of them were in new york already and the three from virginia and two from massachusetts were quickly sent to new york. their court hearings cut short for a hearing this afternoon at 2:45. now, this technically is the type of hearing you'd have when an indictment was filed but that was filed very quickly in this case after the initial charges were brought. so, under the federal rules, this would be their first chance to plead in federal court and if they're going to be guilty pleas, as the signs increasingly point, then this would be the first opportunity for them. as
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the death tax. >> marco rubio idea number six. "fundamentally reform the u.s. tax code." he says, "the u.s. should have a tax system that is simpler," or as the spokesman says -- >> we simplify the tax code by reducing the number of tax rates from the current five rates to four. >> before carrying on -- beyond carrying on the bush economic and tax agenda that worked out so awesome, other marco rubio ideas, "track very closely with what house republicans have proposed this year." things like ending taxes on dividends and capital gains and reforming the alternative minimum tax. taxes is what republicans want to run on. the problem is, they also want to run on against the deficit. >> the american people are saying to us, you're spending too much, you're running up too many debts, and we expect you to do something about it. >> i see no shame in wanting to lower the debt off the backs of our kids. i think that's a good conversation to have with america right now. >> republicans want to be the anti-deficit and anti-debt party right now, but they also want to run on george bush's tax policies. an
MSNBC
Jul 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
endorse it. >>> to our top story. the u.s. military says hundreds of american troops are searching for two navy sailors who disappeared in a taliban stronghold in eastern afghanistan on friday. yesterday, the taliban claimed they killed one of the sailors and took the other one as a prisoner, after both were forced from their armored sport utility vehicle. however, nato officials have not confirmed the reports and still characterize the men as missing. there are also conflicting reports about whether the body of one of the two has been recovered. the war in afghanistan also getting attention this morning by the release of the more than 90,000 classified field reports i mentioned. they were made public by an organization that says its goal in disclosing secret documents is to reveal unethical behavior by governments and corporations now, the documents span from january of 2004 -- from 2004 to january of this year, and paint a bleak picture of the situation on the ground there. according to "the new york times" one of the news organizations that was granted early access to the reports, they
FOX News
Jul 15, 2010 7:00pm EDT
in saudi arabia and resurfaced last month in a series of videos. in this particular one he reported u.s. agents abducted him and subjected him to mental torture. then in another video he insisted he was happy here in the united states. he later accused the united states of putting this out as propaganda. well the feds report the nuclear scientist was a willing defector who shared useful information as they call it about iran and that he was free to leave any time he wanted there are suggestions that someone back home may have threatened his family. forcing him to make up the kidnapping story. a story to which he stuck today. >> god willing, i will at an appropriate time prove all these things and show that, in fact, lies come from the mouths of u.s. officials. >> shepard: he better hope so because he is back in iran. but as he greeted his 7-year-old son at the airport today, a report surfaced that those u.s. officials paid him for the information he shared. which, as it turns out, isn't really so unusual. mike emanuel at the pentagon. our government claims it was around $5 million or so
NBC
Jul 26, 2010 5:00am PDT
, tensions are high in the u.s. and south korea are practicing military maneuvers off the korean peninsula. the world's most advanced aircraft, the f-22 is at the center of this morning's maneuvers. the f-22 raptor can detect missiles and evade missile sites with high tech equipment. the media got to see it in action as u.s. and south korean warships and helicopters practiced anti-submarine maneuvers. both militaries are preparing in defense just in case north korea were to attack. the u.s. may be on the verge of military action against iran. a former cia director says it seems more likely because no matter what the u.s. does diplomatically, tie raehran kee pushing ahead with their nuclear program. he predicts iran will be close to having an actual weapon soon and u.s. leaders said that military action, of course, is an option because sanctions don't seem to work. >>> check out the surveillance video, very close call. seven people were on board that boat that you see right there at the bullfrog marina when it exploded. amazingly most of the people were able to jump into the water for safet
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
in on north korea, ramping up threats to south korea as well as the u.s. in fact, north korean leaders are threatening a nuclear response to war games involving the u.s. and south korea. those military exercises, slated to take place tomorrow. now this is the latest threat also coming on the heels of the deadly sinking of a south korean warship. seoul and washington implicated north korea in the sinking of that vessel. joining us is military analyst jack jacobs. jack, why would north korea want to throw out these threats to the south and also to the u.s. if they're saying that they deny having anything to do with the sinking? >> sometime they do things and sometimes they don't do things. but they're very, very blij rent. i think the leadership basic willy is out of their minds, completely. this is the same country which in 1950 invaded south korea for -- with no provication. they sank the ship with no provication a couple weeks ago. a very, very difficult to gauge. and they have nuclear weapons. i think any threat that north korea throws out there out to be taken seriously. >> but the
CBS
Jul 30, 2010 6:00pm PDT
depends on how you see the world. . >> reporter: at the u.s. geological survey in menlo park, a lecture four decades in the making with one lesson. >> it's a beautiful planet but it needs care. >> reporter: the usgs is sharing 38 years' worth of satellite photos from around the world, comparing for better or for worse how things have changed. this is shanghai in 1973, mostly forest and farmland. here it is in 2005, the cities colored in blue have exploded in population. here's a patch of rain forest in brazil back in 1975. here's that same 80-mile stretch 28 years later mostly farmland. to outsiders all this development is alarming. >> you could say it's alarming or you could say it's a wonderful thing if you are a farmer in that area and suddenly you have 20,000 hectars of wheat that you can plant and cattle. >> reporter: this is the gulf oil spill in may the white portion oil. the same view taken wednesday, the oil sheen spread dramatically. remember the devastating floods in north dakota last year? this is what fargo normally looks like. and here's fargo last year. the black area is
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2010 1:00am EDT
harrowing look at war amid a changing u.s. strategy. and for their lives against a mobile enemy fighting on home turf in the desolate mountains of afghanistan. what a story. that's "hardball for now" thanks for being with us. >>> "countdown" with keith olbermann starts right now. >>> which of these stories will be you talking about tomorrow? a criminal act. that's what the obama administration calls the publishing of thousands of secret afghanistan war documents on the internet. >> it poses a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard every day to keep us safe. >> tonight the story of the documents. how did they surface and what they say about the war effort with martin who broke the story in "the new york times." also, richard wolffe on the new pressures on the commander in chief, and this knocks the white house off message. >>> forget safety first. it's pr first for bp, as tony hayward prepares to be banished to siberia, literally. what about the man responsible for actual safety for the company? will no win big in november? the gop is counting on it, but de
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2010 1:00am EDT
. doing $1 million in annual sales to the u.s. alone. why isn't bp using this peat moss to soak up part of the spill? the owner of the peat moss company telling that newspaper bp has informed him it cannot use it it because the oil giant would not then be able to retrieve the oil afterwards. you may translate that as, the oil giant would not be able to sell the oil afterwards. bp and it's co-conspirators gaining from previously unreported tax benefits. it's allowed to write off the rent it paid to transocean that owned deep water horizon in order to lease the oil rig. that saves bp hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. transocean having fled first to the cayman islands and switzerland to lower its corporate tax bill by almost 15%. the center for american progress counting nine different subsidies that the u.s. government gives to an industry that makes more than any other industry, including, refunds for drilling costs and refunds for searching for oil. subsidies make up 88% of all federal subsidies, just cutting the oil and gas subsidies out would save the u.s. government $45 billio
FOX News
Jul 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on camera, at a fund-raiser saying the u.s. was on the wrong side of history in the conflict with afghanistan. and the head of the republican national committee also saying the war was president obama's choosing, molly henneberg reporting live from our washington bureau, they are calling for him, huh? >> reporter: michael steele sent out an e-mail to some republican supporters and in part because he says it is important to, quote, clarify his remarks, about afghanistan. but, bill kristol, a conservative, and the editor of the weekly standard, has said steele should resign. and, now, liz cheney, daughter of the former vice president, and chairman of "keep america safe" said the chairman of the republican party must be unwavering in his support for american victory in the war on terror. a victory that cannot be accomplished if we do not prevail in afghanistan. it is time for chairman steele to step down. this follows steele's comments at a private connecticut fund-raiser that we're captured on camera and he said the war in afghanistan was, quote, a war of obama's choosing. and,
MSNBC
Jul 28, 2010 10:00am EDT
sensitive information on afghan informants critical to the u.s. mission in afghanistan. "the times" spent just two hours going through the wikileaks papers and found the name of dozens of afghans crafted with providing detailed intelligence to u.s. forces. this is the wikileaks co-founder yulian assange. >> if they are at risk, this would be because of a misclassification by the u.s. military itself. >> now, the pentagon has launched a full-blown investigation to try to find the source of those leaks. while investigators focus on private first class bradley manning, pentagon officials tell nbc news thousands of military and civilian personnel have exactly the same security clearance and could become the next wikileaks source. nbc mike viqueira is live at the white house for us. mike, the administration has been pldownplaying these leaks t this suggests the identities of dozens of afghan informants compromised. what are they saying about that? >> the last we heard is robert gibbs at the press briefing and yesterday we did hear from the president himself who emerged from a meeting with cong
MSNBC
Jul 2, 2010 11:00am EDT
that looked just like that five years ago in virginia. >>> u.s. prosecutors warn evidence unveiled in the alleged russian spy ring case is just, quote, the tip of the iceberg. nine of ten suspects faced bail hearings yesterday. the judge denied bail for the suburban new jersey couple who went by the names richard and cynthia murphy. but the manhattan court approved bail for vickie palez who works for a newspaper. and we're getting new images of anna chapman, she's the young woman who grabbed all the headlines since this story broke this weekend. the mi-5 is investigating any contact she might have had with their agents. bob winter joins us with the latest. so what is this connection with the british? did she have a british passport. >> she had a british pass port, but there's also some indication we were hearing earlier this week that the actual initialive on this ring came from a defector to somebody in the uk, i have heard both through british intelligence and also through the u.s. embassy. so there is some sort of british connection, we're not concern what it is, but there's cer
MSNBC
Jul 6, 2010 8:00pm EDT
different subsidies that the u.s. government gives including refunds for drilling costs and refunds for searching for oil. subsidies make up 88% of all federal subsidies, just cutting the oil and gass subsidies out would save the u.s. government $45 billion every year. from the outrageous to the absurd, it proved today that during the 1970s bp put its name on a board game called offshore oil strike about the thrills of drilling. rediscovered by the uk metro newspaper, the game clearly never rivalled monopoly, but the parallels between it and the current disaster nothing if not eerie. the rules are this according to boardgamegeek.com. two to four players compete in the north sea exploring for oil, building platforms and laying pipelines to bring offshore oil back to the player's home company. first player to make 120 million wins, but they have to avoid dreaded hazard cards which read blow out, rig damaged, oil slick clean upcost, pay $1 million. how quaint. time to call in oil and gas industry veteran bob cavnar. thanks for your time again tonight. >> good evening, keith. thanks hav
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2010 9:00pm EDT
of attention in london, but also for the u.s. after taking a real pounding in one area in helman province, they announced they are leaving the area where the brits lost 100 of their finest soldiers and marines since 2001. a third of the british deaths happened here. they are leaving there and american troops are taking over. the hand over is already beginning and is supposed to be complete by the fall. it's symbolic. a lot of people are saying the british troops are retreating. the government is saying it's a normal rotation. the u.s. is getting deeply involved in a gorilla area and taking more and more responsibility for war zones. >> richard engel, this is the kind of thing i could try to summarize and it would be like cliff notes or we can go to you. thanks a lot. >>> joining us now is chand sergeant michael t. hall. he was called from retirement to serve here. he is now the senior noncommissioned officer in afghanistan. command sergeant, thank you for your time. it's an honor to have you here. >> it's good to be here. >> let me ask you about the friendly fire incident richard was talk
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the war in afghanistan became the longest war in u.s. history, surpassing the conflict in vietnam. >>> a major discovery at ground zero today in new york. a relic which appears to be a ship dating from the 18th century was found by workers at the world trade center site in lower manhattan. the 32-foot long hull, timber samples will be sent to a laboratory to help get a sense of exactly when the boat was built. archaeologists are racing to record and analyze the ship before the delicate wood now exposed to air begins to deteriorate. >>> it's been dormant for 75 years, and a dangerous infection hits a popular florida tourist destination. experts say warning, this could spread north. we'll tell you what it is ahead. >>> another brand new explosive audiotape reportedly of actor mel gibson lashing out at his ex-girlfriend and there are new accusations that gibson injured their baby. if this case is is domestic violence, how do you address it? we'll be right back. tlemen, the 57th president of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ bell rings ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's fastes
KRON
Jul 26, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of civilian deaths than indicated. pakistan, the u.s. ally has been secretly helping al qaeda. and they quickly denied that and the u.s. state department says that these documents to not represent what is happening now. >> we put in place, over the past several months a strong foundation, working with pakistan, afghanistan, that we confront today. it is different and what we confronted 2-3 years ago. >> the white house is still insisting that pakistan is a strong ally and the people behind of those leaks and there are thousands of those documents that could be investigated as war crimes. fed >> thank you, catherine heaney. >> and on july 1st, and another governor might not even a sign the budget before he leaves office in january. governor arnold schwarzenegger wants spending reform, pension reforms, and people rushed with the majority of the lat majority two-thirds, and that he does not tip his request? he will not sign it, and that will leave that open for the new governor. >> and the dow jones. fed ex. led the charge what they're out look for the months ahead. >> taking it
FOX News
Jul 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
is suicide bombers involved. but the u.s. has a very big incentive to keep al shabaab down. somali americans are going in big numbers. with that group to somalia to do the fight. the fear is that al shabaab is going mobile. these guys would come back to the u.s. and we can face more terror. shep? >> shepard: greg palkot live early this tuesday morning in london. mother says his iq is two or three points below that of einstein. the bare foot bandit couldn't outsmart the cops gofer. tonight, what it means long-term and where he could be charged. just in to fox news, a los angeles county sheriff's spokesman confirms detectives are investigating threatening recordings said to be the voice of actor mel gibson. the one-time super star now the center of what might be a very serious domestic violence investigation. these are new reports. not the same ones you may have heard over the weekend or on friday and they are quite something. we'll have them for you coming up. i have diabetes, and sometimes i wonder why are my numbers all over the place? are you looking for answers? the accu-cheiva syst now h
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2010 8:00am EDT
plant and a gm plant and here is what he had to say. >> you now have all those u.s. auto companies showing a profit. they've rehired 55,000 workers. >> reporter: and, alex, of course the president this week, he has more fund-raising on the schedule coming up. he's going to be going to atlanta. he's going to be going to chicago. he'll be making speeches around that. the focus from here on out to november is going to be the economy. the president hammering home the fact that he's taken some unpopular steps that are bearing fruit. a lot of republicans are saying, look at the scoreboard, mr. president, 9.5% unemployment, slow gdp growth, where are the grounds and that is where this election battle will be fought. >> yeah. just a little glitch there but you handled that very well. just got a little -- >> reporter: interesting. >> no worries. got you covered. >>> president obama says he's concerned about the ethics charges facing congressman charlie rangel. rangel denies the 13 charges, which include tax and disclosur. perhaps september, right at the election season gears up. >>> firefig
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in 2009 during a pilgrimage to saudi arabia. he repeatedly claimed the u.s. abducted him. the u.s. denies it. we're showing you iranian state tv video where a guy identified as amiri claims he was being tortured in the united states, but a different video shows him admitting to studying here. the u.s. says that the videos prove that he was living here freely and will be allowed to return to iran freely. >>> new information today about missing kyron horman. was his step mother having a relationship with a neighbor down the street and does it have anything to do with the boy's disappearance? >>> and the iroquois may help the sport of lacrosse and play in separate tournaments, but a visa dispute could force them to miss the biggest tournament of all, the world lacrosse championships. they join us ahead. [ bleep ] >> you understand that? because i'm capable of it! do you understand that? >> mad as mel. new recordings reportedly of the actor lashing out at the mother of his baby. >>> plus, we're waiting for president obama to announce his choice for a new budget director. live coverage ahead o
MSNBC
Jul 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
passing the u.s. senate. reform is now on its way to president obama's desk where it will be signed into law sometime next week. all but three republicans in the senate voted against it. surveying that political landscape together, this was the takeaway from the top republican in the senate, mitch mcconnell. >> we broke out of the washington echo chamber and fought the government-driven solutions democrats were proposing. in short, you might say we got our groove back. >> disturbing as it is to imagine mitch mcconnell grooving in any way, consider what he sees as his party's groove. two years after the worst economic meltdown since the great depression, thanks to wall street, today, the republicans have decided that we shouldn't reform wall street, that everything's fine as it is. it's in the senate where republicans just voted against wall street reform. >> the rest of the groove is as amazing as their stance on wall street. their "bring back bush" tax agenda slated to add $3.5 trillion to the deficit. they are still opposing unemployment benefits. to be clear, that's the republica
CBS
Jul 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. >>> an intense search is underway for two men's of the u.s. navy missing in afghanistan. they disappeared fry while driving through a place infelted with taliban forces. they show us the area where it happened. >> reporter: this is the region where two u.s. sailers have disappeared in afghanistan. a massive air and ground search is underway to find them. taliban representatives told cbs news they have been taken to a secure location. u.s. military confirms two navy service members left their base in kabul friday, then disappeared in the logar province, a region crawling with taliban fighters. local afghan chief said taliban fighter tried to stop the vehicle but when it kept going they opened fire and the troops shot back t only u.s. soldier believed to be held by the taliban is bowe bergdahl from idaho. he disappeared in 2009 and has reappeared on videos posted by the taliban. while they search others continue to come under attack. although they survived this roadside bomb attack they say 5 american soldiers have been killed in separate bomb attacks saturday. last month was the deadliest for
WETA
Jul 14, 2010 6:30pm EDT
by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. it could take as much as five to six years for the u.s. economy to fully recover. tom, that's the federal reserve's revised forecast for the economy, released today along with the minutes of its june meeting. >> tom: and susie, the fed is also painting a weaker picture for this year. policymakers predict the gross domestic product will grow between 3% and 3.5% in 2010. in april, policymakers were more optimistic, expecting growth of as much as 3.7%. >> susie: tom, the fed blamed "economic developments abroad" for the change in its economic outlook, but economist anthony chan worries the central bank's growth projections are still off. >> i think an argument could be made that when you look at the growth band that the federal reserve has, that it's still fairly optimistic. a 3% number on the low side is still pretty high. i think that if there is a surprise, it could still be to the downside of that 3% number. >> susie: now, no signs of growth today from the retail sector. june sales at the nation's retailers fell 0.5%, much weaker than economists
CBS
Jul 25, 2010 10:30am EDT
of the law was appropriate. >> schieffer: abigail thernstrom, president bush appointed you to the u.s. civil rights commission. you said that all of this thing about the black panthers was small potatos. why did you say that? >> in the first place, you have two unappealing black guy unappealing because, you know, the new black panther party is unappealing. it's a racist party and so forth. they showed up at one largely black precinct in philadelphia. they stand around and wound up slap... one was slapping a billy club against his wrist. one, there is... we have no direct evidence that they actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting. two, we certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the justice department said we're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards. we protect blacks. we don't protect whites. my view, if anyone bothered to read my rather lengthy dissent on this issue, was that there are more important voting rights issues to talk about. >> schieffer: in fact, sources... i mean officials in both the white house and the justice departm
ABC
Jul 27, 2010 11:00am PDT
. >> u.s. education department named california one of 19 finalists in the second round of competition to reform schools. it offers $3 billion in grants. california got nothing in the first round. it since made new commitments to improve struggling schools and improve the gap. obama administration has been fighting for teacher pay and for teacher tenure and expand charter schools. >> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman is locked in a tight battle with the governor but they are asking about her future plans. >> if you win at the november you are at the top of the republican party. ever thought about running for the white house? >> no. i am here to run california. i want to fix california. where california goes does the country. >> the former ceo appeared on "good morning america" today. she says the focus is helping california out of the recession. state's unemployment rate is 12.3%. she has spent $90 million and most of it was her own money. she faces jerry brown in the general election. if brown wins in november it would be the third time elected to the state's top post. >> authoritie
ABC
Jul 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
evading arrest and taunting authorities in a two-year crime spree in the u.s. and bahamas. stealing cars, boats and planes and flying them despite training. he was dubbed the barefoot bandit and allegedly leaving behind chalk footprints. >> it's expected to be in court this week for arraignment to answer a number of charges. >> reporter: officials in the. bahamas say the charges there will take precedence over the charges in the u.s. eric horng, abc news. >>> democrats could lose their majority in the house in the fall elections. that comes from gibbs echoing what the republicans have been saying for weeks. gibbs says the appear has a lot to do before november. >> i think there's to doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause republicans to gain control, there's no doubt about that. this would depend on strong campaigns by democrats. again, i think we've got to take the issues to them. >> gibbs insists the white house will focus on issues. but says democrats won't hesitate to take aim at republican leaders. >>> one of america's most prominent televangelists is stepping down. re
ABC
Jul 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
three guns, 100 rounds of ammunition, and a knife. to>>> nuclear scientist who defected to the u.s. returned to iran to a hero's welcome. he said he was tortured by the cia, but the u.s. said he was an informant who was paid millions of dollars. the money is now frozen. meanwhile, iran said there will be no swap for the three american hikers that were captured a year ago. the three are accused of spying on iran. >>> a developing story a faulty the controversy all immigration law and arizona. a federal judge heard testimony in the first lawsuit of a phoenix police officer, saying officers don't have the time or resources to enforce that law. the number of states including virginia support arizona in this. next week the federal government will try to block the law is saying that immigration is a federal responsibility. it is set to go into effect at the end of the month. >>> with the support of just three republicans, the senate passed financial reform bill today, meaning a crackdown on wall street, but what will it mean for you? >> before the president has signed the bill into law,
ABC
Jul 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
those arrested for being here illegally. >> most of the immigrants in the u.s. have come here legally, so there is no reason. it them out the window, the provisions of the bill that would have required the police to check and immigration status of enforcing other laws, that immigrants carry their papers at all times. >> i have seen the tears and the devastation. down in front of the white house, hundreds of latino children gathered with their family and immigration advocates, including little 7- year-old deysi, whose question to the first lady months ago was heard around the country. just three years after a chicago resident's sister was killed in kuwait, his dad was arrested and jailed for being an undocumented worker. >> if they can take care of the birds and fish from the oil spill, don't punish our kids. >> arizona lawyers contend that the law was constitutionally sound. >> they need to step up and do the job that they have the responsibility to do. >> the federal judge gave arizona of leeway, agreeing to state has the right to deter unlawful entry. >>> 7 on your side with good ne
CBS
Jul 11, 2010 11:30am EDT
30 most industrialize nations, the u.s. ranks 15th in reading, 21st in science and 25th in math. >> american spends $543 billion annually on public schools. given that level of expenditure, why don't we get better results? welcome, chris. thank you for filling in for the vacationing pat. >> teachers are stuck. you have labor unions that make their jobs about job security and not about performance. it keeps them from being professionals. and then you have parents that demand that the children be treated like principles princesses and princes. so i think that's why it is not better. >>i want to point out that first of all, we're almost alone in the world where we attempt to educate all children. and our public schools have now more first generation kids, more poor kids and more minority kids and they historically don't do as well. we typically blame the kids that they came out of poor environment. but now we're learning that effective teachers can make a difference and there's a charter school movement that is bloom in this country and you have the company ip school cans and citiz
CBS
Jul 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
. ugandan authority are -- have announced that a total of 64 people were killed in the blasts. >> the u.s. government has offered its assistance. have ugandans said to you at all at this point what they're hoping for in terms of help from america? >> not specifically but we are working with them. and as president obama said, the u.s. is ready to provide any assistance requested by the ugandan government. >> joanne lockhart, surely a busy day. thank you for taking the time to visit with us this morning. >> no problem. thank you very much. >> and in washington this morning is cbs news national security analyst juan zarate. good to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> i know the group is of particular concern, not only the link to al qaeda but also because al shabab has been recruiting american men specifically. talk to us about that link, if you could. >> you're right, erica. one of the main concerns the fbi and counterterrorism officials in the united states have had for a number of years has been a number of somali-american recruits out of places like minneapolis and
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
to make the leap from the governor's mansion to the u.s. senate. mark murray is nbc's dupty political director. the west virginia legislature cleared the way manchin will announce but there's a wrinkle. tell us about it. >> absolutely. first back grown. 10:00 this morning governor joe manchin, democrat of west virginia, ask going to likely anoubs the bid for the senate. this comes after the west virginia legislature passed legislation setting up a november 2nd special election with primaries later in august. however, there was one interesting twist. the legislation actually allowed republican congresswoman shelly moore-capido to hold on to the house seat and run for this senate bid at the same time. cap do would be republican's best chance to possibly be able to beat joe manchin in november. she's seen as the strongest republican. it would be interesting to see what she does. the filing deadline at the end of this week and certainly a matchup would be a battle for this seat. >> all right. political watchers like mark murray and chuck todd quite excited about that race. >> 37 senate se
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2010 2:00pm EDT
in the u.s. military, not a political one. he was in baghdad at the time he allegedly downloaded or mishandled this classified material. and in the military, it is the responsibility of that individual's command to prosecute anyone who faces criminal charges. his military command currently remains in iraq. so when it's time for him to be, if he is, court-martialed, he would go to iraq to face that court-martial. but in the meantime, if his command is redeployed back to the united states, that is when bradley manage would be transferred back to the united states. so it's more about the military criminal process than it is about any kind of political actions or retribution. >> thank you, jim miklaszewski live for you at the pentagon. >>> the body of a u.s. sailor missing in afghanistan since last week will arrive at dover air force base tonight. the body of 30-year-old justin mcneilly was recovered after his army sufficient was seen driving into a taliban held area. the search continues today for another u.s. sailor who was with him who remains missing, nato is in fact offering a $
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2010 9:00am EDT
in the process. >>> and the u.s. versus arizona. an epic constitutional showdown over immigration. we'll consult the lawyer who argued bush versus gore. >>> it is july 7th, 2010. i'm chuck todd live here in aspen. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie live in washington. we'll explain why chuck is in aspen in a moment, but first, we'll get right to the rundown. we are going to start with the white house and what some say is the president's end run around congress. he will install donald burrway to run medicare and medicaid today in a recess pointment to help him avoid a messy confrontation process. mike baa caro is joining us from the white house. the white house says republicans left them no choice. >> reporter: right. they call it typical washington game playing. they say it was clear the republicans were going to stall as long as they could. savannah, it is right there in article 2, section 2, of the constitution. the president can make recess pointments when the congress is in recess as it is this week, and that individual would sherve until the end of the next session. that's donald burwick
MSNBC
Jul 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of june, more than 100 nato troops were killed, the bloodiest month of the war. >>> in iraq, the u.s. has harnded over to the iraqis, the famous face of. tariq aziz, an important member of the inner circle is now in the hands of his own people. iraqi authorities will have to decide how to pursue justice against him. tomorrow the u.s. pulls out of the camp crosser, the last american-run detention facility in iraq. >>> make concern over the cap that was supposed to stop the leaking oil completely. not only have important tests been pushed back, but for now bp has also stopped drilling those relief wells, oil is still gushing freely. the hope was to slowly close the valves. if it's done too quickly it could backfire and the pressure could force leaks somewhere else. some experts say, you could see another oil explosion. mara schiavocampa is in venice, louisiana. why the delays? why are they pushing back things like the valve tests and relief wells? >> reporter: the reason that bp is giving is that they need to conduct further analysis, so they need to collect more information, but it does ra
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